Why Are We Doing This Anyway?

Written February 01, 2016 by Sienna Smith

IMG_3654While holding cobra pose sweat drips from their brow as they patiently wait for me to call out the next pose.  Instead, I ask them a question. “Why are we doing this pose anyway?”  With a mix of laughter and grunts they look at me as if to say, “WHAT! You don’t know!”

The question “why” is powerful because it requires that we have a relationship with ourselves, that we get to know what motivates and drives us to do things.  That wisdom takes practice, presence and  patience– All of which yoga can teach us.

You can sleep walk through your job or even a downward dog, taking commands blindly from your boss or ...

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The Promise of Yoga

Written October 16, 2013 by Sienna Smith

IMG_0748My first yoga class was in  1994 at the neighborhood YMCA, and the Iyengar teacher was calling out poses in Sanskrit.  I had no idea what he was talking about, so I looked over at the girl next to me and  followed her. While holding poses he chanted phrases from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, in Sanskrit and then in English. At least I understood some of what he was saying. When we rested in child’s pose he would tell crazy stories of being in India with Mr. Iyengar. Speaking Sanskrit, Yoga Sutras, and living in India– It was all greek to me!  Honestly, I thought this guy was a bit coo-coo. Still,  I found ...

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